The other day I walked my youngest daughter home from school. I would have ridden save that my eldest forgot to return my car keys (which also have my motorcycle key), and so I had to walk. This isn't really a big deal, as school is only a mile or so away. If you Google map the drive, it's either 1.2 or 1.4 miles. However, if you walk it the way my daughter does, it's only a mile, and coming from school, mostly all downhill. There's a slightly longer route that takes about 1.1 miles, but is much more level. She takes that route in sometimes, especially when biking, and the other route home. When I drive, I have to go one of the longer ways, and the way I take varies by time of day to avoid rush-hour traffic.
This just goes to show how the tools that you have (be it a hammer or a screw driver or a motorcycle or your own feet) influence what you can do easily. It's something to be aware of when planning your interoperable solutions, especially when a variety of different tools are readily available.